Portuguese press release
About Silas fernandes
Silas Fernandes is one of today’s leading innovators of shred generation, who developed his outstanding music skills through heavy music to become a true virtuoso of this music genre.
During his 30 year career, Silas had the opportunity to develop his skills through various opportunities which included positions as a guitar instructor IG&T (Guitar institute of Technology Brazil), producer, business consultant, and finally as a guitarist who has worked with many names on brazilian Music business.
He began in music as a teenager, playing in heavy metal band of the legendary "metal" scene in the ABC region in São Paulo in a band named Esfinge along with Andreas Kisser who would later become the guitarist for Sepultura.
Immersed in records with names like Metallica, Steve Vai, and Judas Priest, Silas mastered killer shredding techniques beyond the necessary aggressiveness that characterizes the heavy sound.
From there he began his career releasing instructional videos and teaching, in addition to playing in a hard rock band named Smoking Guns.
As the great producer that he is, Silas always kept up to date with regards to the styles of bands and tricks involving music production by working as a "guitar tech" for renowned artists in Brazil as well he wrote The Book “Set up” that later became a course in EM&T (School of music and technology). He is also the official clinician for Nux pedals.
He kept his solo career in workshops and clinics throughout Brazil, parallel to his work as music producer.
.1995 Silas Fernandes (1first instrumental album)
.1999 Silas Fernandes -No Apologies
.2007 S.T.A.B. (modern metal band)
.2009 Silas Fernandes 14 Years (Complilation + new songs)
.2010 Silas Fernandes Live for Real (dvd live)
.2015 ...Must be the wrong year !
It may not be too much to say that 2015 album is a work that exudes freshness! And say that Album is different from the monotonous pile of records of most of the guitarist that play on this field! The impression I had when I heard the album is that Silas pays a tribute to metal history (see the album name).
Moments of extreme modern Metal with guttural seven-string tunings mingle with the Glam style songs from the 80's, passing by a beautiful ballad (Finally Peace), Amazing!!!
But, backing in time a bit...
In 2013 Silas was invited by Território da Música site to co-produce and present the YouTube Show "Setup On Fire", that shows another caracteristic from Silas Fernandes: a humorous, relaxed and most importantly, an expert of the technological content related to electric guitar equipment and music production tips.
In 2015 Silas moved to Virginia in US from where he deliver every thursday his own and successful YouTube show called Rig on Fire. Now with more than 50.000 followers, not bad for a Youtuber that starts in October 2014.
After arrive in US, Silas started a very nice partnership with ESP guitars, after buy and falling in love for your LTD FRX 707 .Now sponsered by the brand that headed him to satrt loving EMG pickups, EMG started to sponser Silas aswell. Check it out his videos at EMGtv: https://youtu.be/W3M5A6bRyQ8
In June 2018 was released his latest alnum IMPROVE. Folowwing with a big clinic tour tour in Brazil, to promote the album
Fans of metal/prog/fusion... whatever music, will “wear the shirt” of this new work by Silas "banging" ferociously by this Brazilian shred master.